Charlie Weis has been fired as head coach of the Fighting Irish after five mostly troubled seasons. We look back on his tumultuous Notre Dame career.

  • 2004: Sports Illustrated announces Weis' hiring with two-page article titled "NOTRE DAME UNABLE TO GET URBAN MEYER"
  • 2005: Notre Dame offers Weis a 10-year extension after the Irish defense holds the Pitt offense to a 2-yard gain in the second quarter of Weis' first game
  • 2005: Weis promises the Irish will never go less than 2-3 against Michigan State on his watch
  • 2006: Weis learns that the foul-smelling string of beads hanging in quarterback Brady Quinn's locker is not a rosary
  • 2007: Though it takes six hours, a safety harness, two ladders, and a visit from the South Bend Fire Department, Weis finally touches the "Play Like a Champion Today" sign
  • 2008: In Weis' finest moment as coach of the Irish, a Quiznos opens half a block from the stadium
  • 2009: Under Weis' careful tutelage, running back Armando Allen gains 6 yards up the middle on second down in the third quarter against Nevada
  • 2015: Weis' 10-year contract runs out, capping an era of unparalleled success for Fighting Irish football